After successfully working in industries other than education, Jo Hurn completed a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Pre-service) in October 2011. In 2014, she was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jo believes that strong, meaningful and honest relationships underpin her teaching practise. This is evidenced by her positive approach to collaborative relationships with colleagues, families and students. These relationships have allowed her to learn and grow as an educator.
Jo is a continuous learner with a focus on improving the learning and lives of her students. She is a member of the Literacy Committee and has been researching programs for the future development of reading, writing and spelling at Rose Park Primary School. She has also been involved on the STEM Committee and will be working with the Work Health and Safety Committee in 2018.
Jo has taught from Reception to Year 4. Whilst teaching Year 1 at Westbourne Park Primary School, she instigated a play-based learning program as a teaching and learning tool for students to explore, investigate, experiment and discover in a natural and meaningful way. She wrote an article: “Discovery Time”, which was included within the South Australian Primary Principals Association, Primary Focus Magazine (October 2014 edition).
Jo is a committed teacher who is excited to be developing life-long thinkers who are confident and creative problems solvers and decision makers.
In her spare time, Jo is a bit of an adventurer. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends trying new experiences and exploring the natural wonders of our State.
Morgan Knight is an enthusiastic early career teacher, who strives to create a learning environment which encourages collaboration, innovation and problem solving. Since completing her Master of Teaching, Morgan has worked in a number of IBPYP schools in a range of roles, and has adopted an inquiry approach in her classroom, to foster student curiosity, deepen understanding, and develop ownership of learning.
Morgan develops a learning program which encourages intellectual stretch, while providing support where needed and creating authentic links between the IBPYP and the Australian Curriculum. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism, and spent time working for a website writing recommendations and reviews. She is passionate about creating active kids, and has been involved in many sporting activities around Rose Park, including coaching the school’s first all-girls football team.
Travel is one of Morgan’s passions and she was fortunate enough to mix business with pleasure while on a teaching exchange in South Korea in 2017. She hopes to teach abroad again soon. She enjoys being active on her weekends, and plays football for a local club. Morgan is approachable, and always happy to have a chat with a student, parent, or member of the Rose Park community.
Callum Rohde has been a classroom teacher at Rose Park for the last 3 years. In this time, he has taught from year 4 through to year 6. He has a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from UniSA in which he specialised in outdoor education.
Before coming to teaching Callum worked in tourism and as an outdoor education leader. He has a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, and is a qualified scuba diver instructor.
He is passionate about giving students ownership of their learning. He believes when students are given the opportunity to build on knowledge, they become successful problem solvers, able to use their knowledge and skills in many different scenarios and life experiences.
Callum acknowledges that individuals bring varied and valuable knowledge to the classroom and that recognising this is a key to helping students create their identity.
He values the importance of building relationships in the classroom and community. When he is not teaching he loves being outdoors with his family, in the garden, at the beach or at weekend sport.